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  • Garamendi (CA-10) to Hold Open House at New Local Office Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 3PM to 6PM

    01/06/2010 9:23:37 AM PST · by john in orinda · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Phone Call with Garamendi Staffer in DC | 1/6/2009 | john in orinda
    While talking to a staffer in DC, I found out that John Garamendi will be holding an open house at his new office in Walnut Creek tomorrow. This could be an opportunity to ask polite questions of our new representative in the 10th district about what our Congress has planned for our nation. Walnut Creek, CA office 1981 N Broadway Ste 220 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Phone: (925) 932-8899 Fax: (925) 932-8159
  • Harmer loss could galvanize East Bay Republicans in 2010

    11/07/2009 10:22:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 535+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/7/9 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    In the strange world of politics, where up is down and down is up, Republicans tout as a victory David Harmer's 10-point loss to Democrat John Garamendi in Tuesday's special congressional race. With an 18-point party registration advantage, off-the-charts name identification and double the cash of his opponent, Republicans say Garamendi should have won with a far bigger margin. "Harmer winning 43 percent of the vote in an overwhelmingly Democratic district in the Bay Area does not speak well for the Democrats," California GOP Chairman Ron Nehring said the morning after Tuesday's election. Yes, this is largely spin. Harmer outperformed...
  • CA-10 2009: Democrats win California House seat [Harmer defeated]

    11/03/2009 10:08:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-11-04 | Judy Lin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi has won a special election to a Northern California congressional seat, keeping the district in Democratic hands. Garamendi's victory on Tuesday was all but certain after he won the September primary election because Democrats enjoy an 18-point registration edge over Republicans in the 10th Congressional District. He easily defeated Republican David Harmer, a 47-year-old attorney.
  • Today's Big Political Earthquake Could Be In California

    11/03/2009 4:34:01 PM PST · by sportutegrl · 58 replies · 2,801+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    While press and pundits focus almost ad nauseum on what will happen Tuesday in New York's 23rd Congressional District, as well as the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, everyone has forgotten the battle being waged for the California congressional seat vacated by Ellen Tauscher when she resigned to become a member of President Obama's State Department. To be sure, the 10th Congressional District of the Golden State is a Democratic stronghold, especially after some recent gerrymandering. The latest poll shows Democratic candidate and current Lt. Gov. John Garamendi with a commanding 10-point lead over Republican challenger David Harmer,...
  • David Harmer Can Win Today.

    11/03/2009 1:37:18 PM PST · by LoveUSA · 11 replies · 521+ views
    Jumping in Pools Blogspot ^ | November 3, 2009 | I don't know, it doesn't say.....
    David Harmer, the Republican candidate for Congress in California's special election in their 10th congressional election, does have a chance of winning this election today. While running in a district which has not elected a Republican in decades, their last Congresswoman easily claimed victory with near 70% of the vote, and it is rated D+11, does not seem possible. Then again, 2009 has not been a normal election year...
  • California House Seat Tilts to Democrat

    11/02/2009 9:04:47 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 1,400+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 03 NOVEMBER 2009 | WALL STREET JOURNAL
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- John Garamendi, California's lieutenant governor and the favorite to win one of the two open U.S. House seats Tuesday, has been well known for decades as one of Sacramento's relentless promoters of liberal issues. California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi campaigns for an open U.S. House seat Saturday outside San Francisco. Now, the man who always wanted to be governor of California vows to be a team player on the national stage if he wins a special election in a heavily Democratic district outside San Francisco. Absent a major upset, Mr. Garamendi will be sworn in to...
  • Garamendi could soon add congressman to his resume

    11/02/2009 7:54:44 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 699+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/2/9 | Jack Chang
    Lt. Gov. John Garamendi has been everything from assemblyman to insurance commissioner to former President Bill Clinton's deputy interior secretary during his 35 years in public service. If the prevailing political wisdom is correct, the 64-year-old Democratic veteran could add U.S. congressman to his résumé by Tuesday night. Garamendi is considered the clear front-runner in the race to fill the 10th Congressional District seat left vacant in June by Ellen Tauscher, who became the State Department's undersecretary for arms control and international security affairs. Democrats make up 47 percent of the district's registered voters compared with the 29 percent of...
  • Mark Levin endorses David Harmer (R) in Special Election for CA 10th Special Election Tuesday Nov 3

    10/31/2009 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 31, 2009 | steelers6
    Mark Endorses David Harmer for Congress Monday, October 26th, 2009 HarmerForCongress.com (CA. 10th Congressional) http://www.harmerforcongress.com/default.htm
  • Democrats have edge in Calif. congressional race (AP)

    10/31/2009 6:43:38 AM PDT · by cc2k · 20 replies · 862+ views
    Approved Propagand (AP) via Google ^ | October 30, 2009 | JUDY LIN
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a fixture in state and national politics for 35 years, is expected to maintain the Democratic Party's hold Tuesday on a congressional seat that stretches from the eastern San Francisco Bay area through the California delta. <snip> Garamendi's Republican opponent, David Harmer, has been campaigning against excessive government spending. It's unclear how widely that theme will resonate in a congressional district that supported Barack Obama with nearly 65 percent of the vote in last year's presidential race.
  • East Bay voters go to polls Tuesday

    10/31/2009 6:33:27 AM PDT · by cc2k · 11 replies · 468+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Updated: 10/30/2009 07:12:16 PM PDT | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    East Bay voters on Tuesday will select a new member of Congress, and determine the fate of upscale downtown development in Walnut Creek and a host of school and other measures. Slightly more than half of Contra Costa and Alameda county voters live in cities or other political districts with an election, including those in the vacant 10th congressional district, San Ramon and Walnut Creek. <snip> The highest-profile race is undeniably the runoff to replace Ellen Tauscher in the 10th congressional district. Two-thirds of the heavily Democratic district is in Contra Costa, with smaller segments in Alameda, Solano and Sacramento...
  • CBS 5 Poll: Garamendi Likely Congressional Winner [Harmer down by 10]

    10/30/2009 5:25:13 AM PDT · by cc2k · 16 replies · 1,964+ views
    A new CBS 5 poll released Thursday showed Democrat John Garamendi remained the favorite in the special election for California's 10th Congressional District seat. The poll's results also found that half of the expected votes in the race have already been cast. With five days until votes are counted, the poll conducted for CBS 5 by SurveryUSA showed Garamendi defeating Republican David Harmer by 10 percentage points.
  • THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR TEA PARTY EXPRESS RALLIES!

    10/29/2009 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies · 1,927+ views
    TeaPartyExpress.org ^ | Oct 29. 2009 | Levi Russell
    LATEST RALLY DRAWS OVER 1,000+ IN LIBERAL SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (ON THE ROAD IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Crowds continue to build as the Tea Party Express II: Countdown to Judgment Day (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) gains momentum! Yesterday in the very liberal San Francisco Bay Area, more than 1,000 people turned out to show their support for smaller government, less deficit-spending, and opposition to government-run healthcare. The rally held particular importance as a Special Election for Congress takes place on November 3rd in California's 10th Congressional District. Conservative candidate for Congress, David Harmer, spoke at the event. The Tea Party Express II...
  • Special election Tuesday pits Garamendi v. Harmer in 10th Congressional District race

    10/29/2009 12:11:57 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies · 742+ views
    Plesanton Weekly via Bay City News Service ^ | Uploaded: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 7:58 AM | Dan McMenamin
    A special general election next Tuesday for a vacant U.S. Congress seat in the East Bay pits California's Democratic lieutenant governor against a Republican son of a former lieutenant governor. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a Democrat, is facing David Harmer, the son of former state senator and Lt. Gov. John Harmer, in the election for the state's 10th Congressional District
  • Harmer Turns to the M&M Boys: Mark and Mitt [Mark Levin Endorses Harmer]

    10/29/2009 8:02:31 AM PDT · by cc2k · 27 replies · 977+ views
    National Review ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    A source close to Republican congressional candidate David Harmer tells me he will be on Mark Levin's show on Friday, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Eastern, noting that Levin endorsed Harmer and put a link on his website. There's also word that Mitt Romney wants to make a call for Harmer to his Bay Area supporters this weekend.
  • Harmer versus Garamendi: No fireworks

    10/29/2009 5:10:37 AM PDT · by cc2k · 301+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Debra J. Saunders
    <snip> Harmer then recognized the GOP's big image problem - that talk is cheap. "We can't talk our way out of the problems we behaved our way into." He has found a way to reflect conservative values and pragmatism. This summer Harmer told The Chronicle that he had "no interest" in motivating the GOP base and "alienating everyone else." He meant it. At the debate, Harmer actually asked his more vocal supporters in the audience, who turned out in high numbers, to refrain from making noise during the questions and answers. <snip> Instead they showcased their very different views on...
  • Why The Harmer Race Matters to California & The Nation

    10/28/2009 1:27:39 PM PDT · by usflagwaver · 3 replies · 408+ views
    politicalvanguard.com ^ | 10/27/09 | Thomas G. Del Beccaro
    All political races are not created equal. While every office is special is its own right, certain elections matter more than others. The David Harmer (R) v. John Garamendi (D) 10th Congressional District special election on November 3, 2009 is one of those races. The Harmer Race matters because of (1) what it means to the Country, (2) what it means to California, and (3) what it means to California Republicans.
  • CA-10 Watch: John Garamendi Attacks David Harmer - EPIC FAIL... Wrong David Harmer

    10/28/2009 11:02:35 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 12 replies · 747+ views
    www.redcounty.com ^ | 10/15/09 | 04:36 PM EDT | "Sgt. York"
    John Garamendi hates insurance companies, insurance agents, Steve Poizner, policy holders and Northern California. Witness how his insurance regulations were aimed at making Northern Califonria subsidize Southern California - witness his idioc handling of executive life's collapse where thousands of policyholders lost their life's savings. Now Garamendi is carving out a new niche of stupidity and is stooping to new political depths. He sent out an attack ad against David Harmer - which also happens to be the name of his opponent in the CD-10 runoff. Problem: Which David Harmer was that anyway?
  • Congressional candidates debate from left to right

    10/28/2009 10:57:03 AM PDT · by cc2k · 149+ views
    Danville Express (Danville CA) ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 9:57 AM | Dave Roberts
    The five candidates seeking to represent the 10th Congressional District break down into a group of three on the left and two on the right as revealed in a forum at Saint Mary's College on Monday night. Ranging from political left to right are: self-described socialist Mary McIlroy from El Cerrito of the Peace and Freedom Party; Jeremy Cloward from Pleasant Hill of the Green Party; liberal Democrat John Garamendi from Walnut Grove; conservative Republican David Harmer, a San Ramon resident; and libertarian Jerry Denham from Walnut Creek, representing the American Independent Party. <snip> Garamendi joined with McIlroy and Cloward...
  • CA 10: Less Attention On That 'Other' Special House Race

    10/28/2009 10:03:35 AM PDT · by cc2k · 5 replies · 537+ views
    NPR Blogs ^ | 11:04 am - October 28, 2009 | Ken Rudin
    Political junkies everywhere are glued to what's going on in New York's 23rd congressional district, that upstate special election for a seat that hasn't gone Democratic since there has been a Republican Party. But the GOP candidate there is in real jeopardy, and in fact some speculate that she could finish third in a field of three. (See yesterday's post.) Less attention -- far less attention -- is being placed on the other special congressional election that will be decided on Tuesday. That's in California's 10th District, necessitated when Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D) resigned to take a post in the...
  • Why a Harmer Win Would Be Huge

    10/28/2009 5:13:22 AM PDT · by cc2k · 11 replies · 737+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2009 | Bruce Walker
    David Harmer is trying to do in California what Doug Hoffman is trying to do in New York: win a seat in the House of Representatives which otherwise would be won by a liberal in a special election. Ellen Tauscher, who represented the 10th Congressional District of California since 1996, has resigned her seat in Congress to be an undersecretary in the Obama Administration. The special election on November 3, 2009 will determine who replaces her. <snip> What makes this all the more galling is that David Harmer has at least as good a chance of winning in California as...
  • David Harmer Could Use Some Last Minute Help in California (conservative-close race in California)

    10/27/2009 10:03:16 PM PDT · by ellery · 8 replies · 775+ views
    RedState ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    I’ve written about David Harmer before. He is in a very close election out in CA-10, running in a special election to replace former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher. As Jim Geraghty noted yesterday, Harmer is running full steam ahead into the public option in his district, which leans blue, but in which Harmer is polling very, very well against a state wide elected Democrat — California’s Lieutenant Governor. Harmer could use some last minute help. Things are looking good for him, but money and volunteers remain in short supply. To donate folks can go to the website: http://www.harmerforcongress.com/ To volunteer, people...
  • CD10: NRCC support for Harmer remains modest

    10/27/2009 1:02:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 517+ views
    CoCoTimes: Political Blotter ^ | 10/27/9 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Despite election countdown fervor from pro-GOP David Harmer forces, the National Republican Congressional Committee does not yet view him as a “contender” in his bid against Democratic Lt. Gov. John Garamendi in the 10th congressional district special election on Tuesday. A Roll Call story today reports that the committee elevated nine candidates in its Young Guns program — its targeted candidate initiative — from “On the Radar” to “Contender.”Harmer was not among the nine selected for the second tier. No candidate has yet achieved the highest ranking of “Young Gun.” NRCC spokeswoman Joanna Burgos insists Harmer’s status does not reflect...
  • Bay Area Conservatives Rally [CA10]

    10/27/2009 1:26:34 PM PDT · by cc2k · 3 replies · 236+ views
    Over the last week and a half, four packed events have taken place with economic free market conservatives in the Bay Area. One can only guess if this is a "new beginning" for those who care about affordable health care, economy and jobs - or a blip on the screen. <snip> In Moraga last night, CD-10 candidates held their final debate. Though CD-10 has been in Democrat hands since 1996, Harmer had the largest most vocal supporters of the 300 who attended. Health care was the most contentious with Garamendi defending the public option as "a way to control private...
  • Race to replace Tauscher may be closer than first thought

    10/27/2009 1:06:31 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies · 549+ views
    KCBS (740AM; 106.9FM SanFran) ^ | October 27, 2009 | KCBS
    ALAMO, Calif. (KCBS) - Next week, voters in the East Bay will choose a new member of Congress. And, the race to replace Democrat Ellen Tauscher may be closer than first thought. Cover Story on the candidates: KCBS' Doug Sovern reports Republican David Harmer has been hammering Lt. Governor John Garamendi in online ads, warning that the veteran Democrat will vote to raise taxes if he gets to Washington...This isn't some sort of prelude to something else. We are absolutely serious about taking this seat and I think we will." Harmer's internal polling shows him within upset distance in a...
  • [CA] District 10 candidates talk health care, peripheral canal in cordial debate

    10/27/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT · by cc2k · 4 replies · 429+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Updated: 10/27/2009 06:47:21 AM PDT | Matthias Gafni
    MORAGA -- The five candidates for the 10th Congressional District seat entered the final week of campaigning Monday night participating in a cordial debate with few surprises. The candidates -- vying Nov. 3 for the seat left open when Rep. Ellen Tauscher resigned in June to take a U.S. State Department post as undersecretary for arms control and international security -- spoke before almost 300 people in a Saint Mary's College auditorium. Although the seat has been in Democratic hands since 1996, Republican candidate David Harmer brought the largest and most vocal supporters Monday night. <snip> With a house bill...
  • David Harmer Might Be Running the Right Race at the Right Time

    10/27/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by cc2k · 8 replies · 749+ views
    National Review ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    In the other special House election this year, in California’s 10th district, Republican David Harmer and Democrat John Garamendi squared off in a debate last night. One of my readers who was there noted, “Garamendi was stiff and pasty, he was not happy that Harmer supporters were there 5-1. Harmer was smooth and in his element. Will be posted on YouTube later tonight. Good moderator.” I can’t quite come out and say Harmer’s going to pull out an upset, but it feels like the ingredients for one are starting to come together. First, it’s a special election, and so most...
  • Voters swing against Democrats as Obama charm fades

    10/26/2009 7:49:19 PM PDT · by cc2k · 10 replies · 882+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | S.A. Miller
    The Iraq war and President Bush have faded from voters' thoughts in the year since President Obama won the White House, leaving this year's Democratic candidates to justify $787 billion in stimulus spending despite lingering high unemployment and pushing a health care overhaul amid widespread voter skepticism. <snip> From California to New York, dominant themes are health care, Social Security, the weak housing market and misgivings about Wall Street bailouts. But for the first time in years, several polls show voters trust Republicans more than Democrats to better address the problems of the day. California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a...
  • Forum with David Harmer and John Garamendi

    10/26/2009 6:12:21 PM PDT · by BigBobber · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Contra Costa Republican Party ^ | October 26, 2009 | Contra Costa Republican Party
    Forum with David Harmer and John Garamendi Monday, October 26 7:00pm (Please arrive by 6:15pm) Soda Center, St. Mary's College, Moraga (map) We are asking all of our friends and supporters to join us tonight, October 26th at St. Mary's College for the only forum between David Harmer and John Garamendi for the election. We need to pack the house with supporters as we contrast our values of fiscal discipline and personal responsibility against the tax-and-spend agenda of John Garamendi. A strong showing at the forum will further energize the campaign as we count down to victory on November 3rd....
  • Calif. race in New York's shadow

    10/26/2009 8:24:03 AM PDT · by cc2k · 5 replies · 637+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/26/09 4:59 AM EDT | MICHAEL FALCONE
    With Washington’s gaze fixed on the contentious, three-way House special election in upstate New York on Nov. 3, California’s 10th District contest on the same day has been largely overlooked. But with just over a week to go before Election Day, California Republicans continue to hold out hope for an upset victory by Republican David Harmer in his bid to replace former Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher.
  • An Upset in California?

    10/25/2009 10:55:38 AM PDT · by cc2k · 17 replies · 1,532+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2009, 7:50 P.M. ET | John Fund
    The New Jersey and Virginia governor's races aren't the only contests in which Democrats are feeling pressure from the growing unpopularity of President Obama's policies. A GOP upset may also be in the making in a California House special election on November 3. Democratic Lt. Governor John Garamendi and Republican attorney David Harmer are battling for the Bay Area congressional seat vacated by Democrat Ellen Tauscher, who left to join the Obama state department. Normally a staunch Democratic seat, there is a growing chance it could swing to the GOP given the state's latest budget collapse and the 13% approval...
  • Numerous seats at stake [a special election the GOP has ignored]

    10/25/2009 9:34:21 AM PDT · by cc2k · 7 replies · 668+ views
    The Reporter (Vacaville, CA) ^ | 10/25/2009 01:00:27 AM PDT
    <snip> The highest profile race locally has been the runoff to replace former Rep. Ellen Tauscher in the 10th Congressional District. The heavily Democratic district includes much of Fairfield. The U.S. Senate confirmed Tauscher in June as under secretary for arms control and international security in the U.S. State Department. Democrat and Lt. Gov. John Garamendi is the front-runner by virtue of his political party and high name identification. He faces GOP nominee attorney David Harmer. The names of three minor-party candidates also will appear on the ballot. <snip> Harmer, whose father, John, was a state senator and appointed by...
  • Harmer no stranger to policy and politics

    10/25/2009 9:19:04 AM PDT · by cc2k · 5 replies · 369+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/25/2009 12:00:00 AM PDT | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    REPUBLICAN David Harmer knows the odds. His Democratic challenger in the 10th congressional district special election, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, has more money and name recognition in the heavily Democratic district. <snip> "One of my heroes said, and I am paraphrasing here, that a majority has never been necessary to prevail but what it takes is an irate and tireless minority keen to set fresh fires of freedom in people's minds," Harmer said. "Whether a Republican can carry this seat depends on how badly the voters want to send a message to both parties than an explosion of (government) spending...
  • 10th District Congress Seat Special Election Nears

    10/24/2009 4:44:27 PM PDT · by cc2k · 5 replies · 606+ views
    SACRAMENTO (BCN) ― A special general election on Nov. 3 for a vacant U.S. Congress seat in the East Bay pits California's Democratic lieutenant governor against a Republican son of a former lieutenant governor. <snip> Harmer said that his main issue with the President and Congress is what he thinks is a lack of fiscal discipline. "When the President is promoting policies of limited government, a sound dollar, and economic opportunity, he'll have my wholehearted support," Harmer said. "You cannot spend money you don't have," he said. "What Congress is doing now is irresponsible. Whatever our disagreement is on other...
  • David Harmer and The National GOP's Screwed Up Priorities

    10/22/2009 5:26:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 23 replies · 1,095+ views
    RedState.org ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    There could be a serious upset in a congressional special election this year and it is going under the radar. John Fund took notice of it yesterday. David Harmer is the Republican running in a special election to fill Ellen Tauscher’s seat in Congress. The Democrat, Lt. Governor John Garamendi, is favored to win, but is only polling 41% to Harmer’s 34%. Interestingly, poling in the area shows the favorability of the GOP is skyrocketing in that district. Nonetheless, the GOP would rather support a pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, pro-union, ACORN supported Dede Scozzafava in New York’s 23rd Congressional District than...
  • Dan Walters: Who would replace Garamendi?

    09/08/2009 7:47:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/8/9 | Dan Walters
    Lt. Gov. John Garamendi is virtually certain to survive a runoff with a token Republican opponent and extend his 35-year-long political career, which began with election to the Assembly in 1974, into the indefinite future as a congressman. Garamendi emerged atop a field of candidates for the 10th Congressional District seat that Democrat Ellen Tauscher surrendered after taking a trade job in the Obama administration. The 10th District, which covers much of the Bay Area's eastern suburbs, has an 18-percentage-point Democratic registration margin, making the Nov. 3 runoff with Republican David Harmer a cakewalk. The more uncertain aspect is whom...
  • Garamendi, Harmer to face each other in November CD-10 runoff

    09/02/2009 6:16:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/2/9 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    It may be premature for Lt. Gov. John Garamendi to start printing new business cards, but he could be placing an order for them soon. The well-known 64-year-old lawmaker and rancher from Walnut Grove triumphed over his Democratic competitors in Tuesday's special 10th Congressional District primary. "I have represented every part of this district for the past 10-1/2 years," Garamendi said via telephone over the din of his campaign party in Walnut Creek late Tuesday. "The people of this district understood that I knew the issues that they cared about and that I could be a good and forceful representative."...
  • Special election to replace former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher attracts 14 candidates.

    08/02/2009 1:38:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 691+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/2/9 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Residents of the 10th Congressional District have a rare chance next month to select a new representative. The district has been without a vote in the Capitol since June 26, when former Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher resigned to take a post as undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security with the U.S. State Department. Voters faced with this big decision have their work cut out for them. Drawn by the infrequent opportunity to run for an open Congressional seat, 14 candidates will compete in the Sept. 1 special primary election for either an outright win or a spot as their...
  • David Harmer in, Del Beccaro out in CD-10 (CA GOP special)

    06/01/2009 11:35:43 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies · 1,263+ views
    ContraCosta Times ^ | May 28th, 2009 | Josh Richman
    ... Republican attorney David Harmer – son of former California lieutenant governor and Southern California state legislator John Harmer – says he’ll be a candidate in the 10th Congressional District should Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, be confirmed to the State Department post to which she is nominated. .... Harmer, of San Ramon, said he believes the district’s voters share his commitment to fiscal responsibility. .... And although this will be an uphill battle for him – the district has an 18-percentage-point Democratic registration edge – Harmer said he already has raised more than $150,000 for this race. Spokesman Michael Caporusso...